13 to make Kenya Simbas International debut against Zambia

Kenya Simbas in a past clash,. Photo Courtesy/World Rugby.

13 players will make their Kenya Simbas International debut against Zambia in the Victoria Cup match slated for Wednesday at 4:00 PM.

Paul Mutsami makes his first-ever Kenya Simbas appearance in the midfield alongside Bryceson Adaka who made his debut in 2021.

Kenya Simbas wingers

The back three will have Joel Inzuga on the right wing, and Alfred Orege on the left wing making their first international debut for Simbas.

KCB new signing Wilhite Mususi in action for Kenya Simbas. Photo/KCB Rugby

KCB new signing Wilhite Mususi in action for Kenya Simbas. Photo/KCB Rugby

The two who featured in the Currie Cup have been handed starts along with Jone Kubu in the back three.  Barry Robinson has been handed a start at scrum-half with Brian Wahinya at fly-half.

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In the forwards, Kabras trio Ephraim Oduor, Teddy Akala and Hillary Mwanjilwa form the front row with debutantes Ibrahim Ayoo and Hillary Odhiambo in the second row.

Kenya Simbas back row

The back row has regulars George Nyambua who will captain the side, Elkeans Musonye and Jeanson Misoga who is set for his first Kenya Simbas international match.

Kenya Simbas. Photo Courtesy/KRU

Kenya Simbas. Photo Courtesy/KRU

The bench has six players who are set for their first international appearance. They include Emmanuel Otieno,  Thomas Okidia, Wilhite Mususi, Brian Ndirangu, Peter Waitere and Dan Ang’wech.

Kenya Simbas starting squad

15.Jone Kubu, 14. Joel Inzuga*, 13. Bryceson Adaka, 12. Paul Mutsami*, 11. Alfred Orege*, 10, Brian Wahinya (Vice Captain), 9. Barry Young, 1. Ephraim Oduor, 2. Teddy Akala, 3. Hillary Mwanjilwa, 4. Hibrahim Ayoo*, 5. Hillary Odhiambo*, 6. George Nyambua (Captain), 7. Elkeans Musonye, 8. Jeanson Misoga* 

REPLACEMENTS 16. Emmanuel Otieno*, 17. Thomas Okidia*, 18. Wilhite Mususi*, 19, Brian Ndirangu*, 20. Peter Waitere*, 21. Dan Ang’wech*, 22. Derrick Ashihundu, 23. Andrew Matoka

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